Created in 1951, "Crusade in the Pacific" was an early television documentary that remains one of the most comprehensive looks at the Pacific Campaign on land, sea and air. In 24 separate 30 minute episodes, "Crusade" journals the War through tons and tons of basically uncensored stock footage, along with the timeless voice of Westbrook Van Voorhis.
This episode of Crusade in the Pacific, "The Road Back" looks at the difficult New Guinea campaign. The Japanese lands on the island and entrench themselves there early in 1942. They attack Milne Bay with an amphibious force, but they are beaten back by allied forces. Australian forces drive across the mountainous island and eventual meat up with U.S. soldiers. Slowly they move through the northern part of the island defeating the Japanese at Lae and the Bismarck Sea.
Includes footage of the Navajo Code Talkers and Indian Scouts at the 4:30 mark.
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